Concentrated Photovoltaics Leaders Meet In San Diego To Discuss how to take CPV commercial in the US

"While the conventional sources of energy will have increasing difficulty in simply maintaining prices and production volumes in the face of fuel stock pressure & grid maintenance requirements, Concentrated Photovoltaics technologies will get cheaper & better understood for a long time to come,"

"While the conventional sources of energy will have increasing difficulty in simply maintaining prices & production volumes in the face of fuel stock pressure and grid maintenance requirements, Concentrated Photovoltaics technologies will get cheaper and better understood for a long time to come,"

(Greentechmedia)


Nov 18, 2008 - "The CPV market in North America is booming, with projected solar installations set to exceed over 6GW by 2020 (Greentechmedia). Over the past year the industry has seen advances in technology, huge amounts of investment and a large reduction in costs. The result is that everyday CPV is taking a larger share of the solar market. In the last six months alone, over $30 Billion of investment has been proposed for plants to be constructed in the next several years. In the last 10 years, the solar industry has mushroomed, and the CPV industry is now growing rapidly (Sarah Kurtz, principal scientist, NREL )"

It's an extremely exciting time for this developing industry, but significant challenges remain such as improving efficiencies and reducing costs to take the technology mainstream. Which is why CPV Today has developed North America's first - and only - summit dedicated exclusively to the commercialization of Concentrated Photovoltaics. Taking place in San Diego on February 3rd - 4th the Concentrated Photovoltaics Summit will bring together over 250 of the leading CPV players in the field to discuss how to set up maintain and run a profitable CPV plant.

The summit will begin with a high level opening panel of global experts with representatives from Solfocus, Cool earth solar, Greenvolts, Isofotn, Sungri and Sol3g, the discussion will center on the latest market and product developments and the challenges that companies looking to take advantage of the booming industry potential face.

Next up, Sarah Kurtz, Principal Scientist at NREL will make a presentation on what the challenges are that the industry still needs to overcome in order to be successful. Pedro Banda Director of ISFOC will then offer a fresh assessment of ISFOC's current installations and their exciting new projects and developments.
These sessions will be followed by exclusive case studies from some of the leading CPV developers such as Arima eco and Concentrix solar, discussing exactly what grid parity means as well as insights into their most exciting projects on the ground such as an exclusive look into Greenvolts GV1, the world's largest non-silicon CPV power plant .

In the current economic climate, securing finance is key to success and recognised experts from JP Morgan, HSH Nordbank and Macquaire capital markets will be on hand to talk about how developers can secure the investment and finance they need to get their projects off the ground.

So, with senior level speakers coming from many of the world's leading solar companies, research agencies, consultants and financiers, the Concentrated Photovoltaics Summit USA agenda is set up to tackle all the issues companies in North America and beyond are facing. More information about the summit and details of how to reserve places to attend are available on http://www.cpvtoday.com/usa or by contacting the summit director below.


Contact:

Joshua Bull
Summit Director
Concentrated Photovoltaics Summit USA 2009
Tel: +44 20 7375 7227
Freephone (US): 1800 814 3459 ext 281
josh@cpvtoday.com

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